Breaking the chains: Freedom's successes
This image showing enslaved fishing boys in Ghana was one of the first to appear on the Freedom Project.
December 19th, 2011
03:44 PM ET

Breaking the chains: Freedom's successes

(CNN) - Since its launch in March, the CNN Freedom Project has helped shine a spotlight on all aspects of modern-day slavery and spurred action from governments, corporations and individuals.

CNN reported on sex slaves and bonded workers, children and adults caught in despair, and the inspirational against-all-odds work of individuals and organizations fighting the trade.

Nearly 2,000 people have come out of slavery, either directly or indirectly, as a result of the hundreds of  stories broadcast on air and published online.

From the richest cities to the poorest villages, corruption and crime was exposed, the hidden slaves were given a voice, and in some cases were freed to try to regain normal lives.

All too often the story was wearily familiar - the most vulnerable in a society preyed on by the most wicked. But the anti-traffickers provided hope where it appeared lost. And Freedom Project gave everyone a chance to help, to join in.

There are no precise figures in the extent of modern-day slavery but the International Labor Organization and respected abolitionists like Kevin Bales and Siddharth Kara put the global number of slaves at between 10-30 million worldwide.

The United Nations estimates the total market value of human trafficking at 32 billion U.S. dollars.

In March, India's Labor Secretary Prabhat C. Chaturvedi admitted the country had an extensive bonded labor problem after watching a CNN expose on brick workers in Utter Pradesh. They were tricked into working - tempted by the prospect of more money with a   1,000 rupee ($22) ‘advance’ - and then forced to pay off a debt.

Chaturvedi denied it was slave labor but just three months later Indian authorities helped free more than 500 people who had been physically abused at another brick factory.

In Egypt’s lawless desert region migrants, from places like Somalia heading to what they believe will be a better life in Israel, are held captive by the Bedouins they hire to guide them across the Sinai. The price of freedom is often more than their families can afford and there was some evidence of captives being killed for their organs.

Just days after ‘Death in the Desert’ aired on TV and online, more than 500 people were freed.

CNN’s Dan Rivers exposed the link between shops in the first world and the slavery in the developing world.

Travelling to Cambodia, he was encouraged to track down Chanary, the trafficked daughter of a woman who had escaped her traffickers - a task that would see an angry face-off with the agency owner that attracts young workers with promises of good pay and then keeps them bonded.

A-list entertainment stars also joined the fight with Demi Moore traveling to Nepal where she met 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala and some of the thousands of women and girls Koirala’s organization has rescued from forced prostitution.

One of India’s biggest stars, Anil Kapoor, explored the despair in some Indian villages where girls are sent into prostitution by their families.

Rapper and Hollywood actor Common visited Haiti where an estimated 300,000 children are working as domestic servants.

And acclaimed director Robert Bilheimer said he believes the world could be reaching an anti-slavery tipping point after spending four years on five continents filming his ‘Not My Life’ documentary.

After the documentary CNN’s Sara Sidner followed up by reporting on a young woman in Cambodia who had been repeatedly beaten and raped. Shortly after the story aired, Cambodian authorities said they would be making arrests.

But it was not just stars who got involved. iReporters from around the globe joined in too.

In South Korea, an entire school in South Korea took a stand to end slavery.

Others made efforts to educate their own communities that slavery was not history but a modern horror that can be tackled.

And iReporters in 32 countries, from Nigeria to Sweden to Indonesia, made symbolic paper airplanes to spread the word about human slavery.

At Wyndham hotels, Mary Falvey, executive vice president of human resources, says that the hotel chain is training all employees to recognize sex traffickers and their victims.

Some of the biggest voices in the anti-slavery movement have added their weight to the Freedom Project.

Trafficking expert Siddharth Kara explained the juju oaths which keep Nigerian women tied to their captors through fear as they are trafficked to rich European nations.

He also explained the steps anyone can take to combat human trafficking in their own community wherever they live.

Across the world attitudes are changing. With that comes change in law enforcement, too.

In some countries young women forced to sell sex are considered victims of trafficking rather than prostitutes.

In India, women rescued by Anuradha Koirala are given medical and mental help and work training. In California, pimps are arrested as traffickers if they sell underage girls for sex.

And in Barcelona, police showed CNN how they cracked two Chinese trafficking rings – one for the sex trade and one that used people in sweat shops making fake designer goods and another.

In cracking the sex ring 39 people were arrested and 30 women freed. In busting the sweat shop operation 150 people were arrested and 450 victims freed.

Isabel’s story of a childhood destroyed by domestic slavery sparked outrage in her native Taiwan.

In 2012 the Freedom Project will continue shining a light in the dark corners, pushing for change and highlighting the anti-slavery fight.

soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. douglas james

    7 billion to go. We are well on our way!

    December 20, 2011 at 4:44 am | Reply
    • Donald O. Carroll

      Thank you, douglas james, I agree heartily, and we both, presumably are among them. Nonetheless, I believe CNN's effort is philanthropic. This is not the news that sells ads. We have to start somewhere. At least we are talking about it in the open now. I also suspect CNN's number is conservative. They have worked hard as a team to awaken consciousness, and have no doubt spawned 2,000 powerful initiatives that are now just seedlings, and mostly invisible.

      Merry Xmas to all slaves, masters, and free persons alike. Today is a happy ceasefire 🙂

      December 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  2. Unnum Illustratus

    Power to you CNN

    December 20, 2011 at 7:00 am | Reply
  3. Teachermom

    Thank you for your timely and informative reports. Please keep educating us through 2012 and beyond. Don't stop publishing these stories.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:17 am | Reply
  4. Edward Saugstad

    Let's keep the lines of communication open. Together we're strong.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:02 am | Reply
  5. Turn and turn about

    This is why I'm a fan of CNN and anyone who will fight to bring the facts into the open where we can all see the crimes and the criminals and the victims and do what we can to help.
    But if you think this will also cover a multltude of your own sins, guess again. Helping to free people is awesome, but helping to keep the rest of us down....not so awesome. Thank you for the good you do and damn you for the bad.
    You can't say I'm not trying to be fair about this. If you live by the monolithic corporate view, then you die by the monolithic corporate view. All it takes is money, you see....

    December 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  6. motar

    "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36 NIV)

    "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV)

    December 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  7. Gray

    My son works for an anti-trafficking/exploitation NGO (MTV Exit) out of Bangkok. Exposure of this epidemic to the masses by organizations like CNN and MTV Exit will save lives. Keep it up.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  8. shrespro

    Anuradha Koirala belongs to Nepal, which is an Independent country. She helps Nepali women rescued out of India.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  9. the_dude

    Well at least white people are not responsible for the slavery that goes on today. But we will still be blamed for it....

    December 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Reply
    • jerry

      not everything's about you, jeez

      December 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • chelsea12345

      do something useful with your time

      December 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • Ramrod

      You should meet some of domestic nurses imported from the Philippines and Thailand and other places. They are live-in, work or are on call 24/7 but get paid only minimum wage for a 40 hr week. These women may not be "slaves" but it is virtual slavery. They must make some money to support kids in home country. Sad.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Reply
    • José

      You are a slave now, The_Dude, but you're too stupid to see that. There's a new slavery called Wage Slavery, and it's been expanded to ALL races.

      December 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  10. Efrain valentine

    Dear CNN,
    Thank you for your courage and compassion. We all have a part in bringing good change in the world, and I'm inspired by your example. Thanks to all your courageous, caring reporters. Please continue to keep us informed. There is much to do and some times it appears like an impossibilty, but when you read or hear good reports, you realize it is worht it and we can make a difference.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Reply
  11. Relictus

    A slave has a dollar value that human lives do not have otherwise. Why sugar coat it? It is just business. Besides, human misery is the natural state of affairs of this world. Sometimes you want love and you won't ever get it. What you will get is excuses. If we had slaves, I would have at least one friend in this world.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Reply
  12. david

    Slavery in this age?? With 20% unemployment? What success? They are successful for getting a job for these kids! Even better than the government!

    December 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • aida

      I don't believe you agree with Slavery or do I misunderstand.

      December 25, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  13. colonelingus

    Thanks to all you previously owned Americans for taking it all in stride. But I have to tell ya, if I had known this was going to happen, I would have picked the cotton myself!

    December 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  14. november

    As usual, not a single word about the thousands of Ukrainian and Russian girls who are trafficked into Israel and raped up to 50 times a day until they are emotionally and physically broken. 500,000 Slavic women are trafficked every year and yet the only slavery victims that the media cares about are the ones that aren't white. White slavery is the most lucrative slave trade going on in the world today and the media completely ignores it. Truly sickening.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Martha C

      Agreed. White females bring in more money, and poor Eastern European countries are a prime source of product. If only we could bring more attention to THIS problem!

      December 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Reply
      • november

        The media- including CNN- doesn't want people knowing about white slavery. It doesn't fit their narrative. This is one of the reasons why mainstream media is going out of business, because they're not doing their job.

        December 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  15. SQZ

    Self serving and narrow. I agree with "november",

    December 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  16. John Geheran

    Well-deserved udos to CNN. That said, the report did little to shed light on root causes of this abominable practice. Much of the blame – but not all – is rooted in the sacred texts of Islam which condone the taking of slaves and exploiting them. Another example of PC in the media or a case of willful blindness to the obvious.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  17. John

    Why is CNN afraid of this website? Ask them! p a p a r a z z i n . c o m. Find out...

    December 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  18. John

    Cnn will erase this message. Why? p a p a r a z z i n c . c o m. Find out...

    December 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  19. Massa

    Oh, boo hoo! Now, every brown subhuman the world over deserves to be "free."

    December 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • WhyNo

      Only an animal could hold such a callous view. My guess is you're a trafficker.

      December 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Reply

    Its great to find others who are as tall as me and share similar experiences! TallConnect.C o m is a fun place to meet other tall people online. It makes the world seem smaller! – FREE to browse and join for serious relationship. You dont have to be tall, but you can meet one.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  21. ddddd


    December 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  22. Michael

    Great Article. The scary part is, its all true. To these helpless victims this is every day life. YOU CAN HELP!

    Check out this nonprofit combatting child slavery in Ghana:

    It was started by college students traveling abroad. One of many organizations trying to make a difference in this world.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  23. mcox

    @relictus: what a sad and bitter person you seem to be. We take in what we give out. You will have a difficult finding love and friendship until you work at becoming the kind of person others will wish to love and befriend.

    December 21, 2011 at 9:32 am | Reply
  24. Fredi

    En recuerdo de Muna, entrañable amiga, caída en la revolución siria, quien fuera una luchadora y defensora incansable de las niña- madres y sus hijos…
    Ha nacido un niño….
    Dicen que ha nacido un niño, allá en las afueras, en el bosque de abetos,
    que no es un niño cualquiera, que es hijo de alguien que virgen fuera,
    doncella que antes del largo estío, su inocencia le robaran,
    y que lloró su desgracia, cada noche, cada día, al pie de la cañada,
    más hoy, alegre se ha puesto, al mecer en sus brazos al hijo,
    que del cielo es un pedazo, para un corazón necesitado de alivio.

    En la soledad del camino, siendo niña fue hecha mujer,
    para vergüenza de sus padres, soltera convertida en madre,
    despreciada por piadosas mujeres que sus rostros cubren,
    señalada por justos varones , hacedores de leyes viles.

    Un rostro femenino por la violencia marcada,
    como surcos de arena en el desierto del Sahara,
    ojos cansados con manantial agotado,
    mirada tardía en un horizonte azulado.

    Dicen que ha nacido un niño, a orillas de un torrente,
    dicen que nació en el bosque sobre hojarasca y flores
    que nació al amanecer con el canto de las aves,
    que le dieron calor y abrigo, conejillos y loros grandes.

    Que nadie lo fue a ver, excepto dos extraños,
    caminantes sin camino, labriegos de antaño,
    que dejaron a los pies del niño, pan, nueces y vino,
    para que su madre aliviara el hambre e hiciera del él un buen crío.

    Que nadie felicitó a la madre, excepto un buen pajarillo,
    que a nombre de los habitantes del bosque, le entregó un anillo,
    hecho de paja de cerro y por diamante una orquídea,
    anillo de compromiso, por la vida del chiquillo.

    Dicen que la encontraron sonriente, con rostro de reina bella,
    y a su lado, escrito sobre una piedra,
    algo que la respiración contuviera,
    “El Creador quiso compartir con los humanos,
    enviando al mundo su valor más preciado,
    un hijo en un vientre materno encarnado,
    más el mío proviene de algo no deseado,
    sin embargo desde el primer instante ha sido muy amado,
    mas mis fuerzas de mujer me han abandonado,
    quiera el cielo, alguien cuide de este mi tesoro humanado”.

    No se ha abierto tumba alguna, no ha sido necesario,
    los árboles del bosque, todos han acordado,
    cobijar de ramas, flores y hojas, los cuerpos humanos,
    mientras los animales del bosque, entonan la sinfonía de leones,
    madre tierra nos pariste y a tí regresamos en forma de polvo,
    madre tierra siempre fuiste, amalgama de mis dolores.

    Dicen que ha nacido un niño, hijo de madre soltera,
    dicen que fue una madre, no una mujer cualquiera,
    que amó a su retoño hasta el último suspiro,
    que nadie vino en su auxilio por cuidar apariencias ajenas,
    y que los habitantes del bosque fueron los únicos que por ella vieran,
    hasta que la madre tierra, en su vientre los acogiera.
    Fredi Portilla Farfán (Madrid, 5 de diciembre del 2011)

    December 21, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
  25. ENYI OHA

    Are we not looking at rather odd places for slaves the results of which come in trickles? I mean there are obvious slavery in places like Mauritania. If the enslavement of blacks in that country is tackled by the world, we can then move on to Sudan. I am sure in a short time, millions will be liberated instead of the 2000 CNN is beating it's chest about.
    Or is the world unaware that blacks in the Arab world are treated worse than leppers?Or are we being politically correct not to lose the lucrative Arab market ?Otherwise, CNN does not need investigative journalism to expose the scourge for the world to see.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  26. ENYI OHA


    The Arabic word for 'black' is 'abeed' and happens to mean thesame as 'slave'.
    Is the enslavement of black Africans in Arab countries modern or ancient or both?
    Do you think it requires CNN Freedom Project and other media spotlights?
    Did the international media not gloss over the genocide and ethnic cleansing against black Africans in Libya who were acused of being Ghadafi's fighters by the TNC rebels?
    I agree with contributor 'november' who opined that persons go out of business when they lose the raison d'etre of their being.
    If anybody wants to fight slavery, let it be total and fundamental and not mere tokenism masqurading as corporate social responsibility.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  27. Portland tony

    Kudos to CNN for even looking at this problem. But breaking down the prison"s doors is one thing, providing post slavery care and rehab is another. You free 500 children from a sweatshop or 500 from a brick factory. Then what? The Children now beg on the streets, the unskilled brick workers take up arms to fight for a religious state or maybe steal for a living. There is no easy solution. A lot of unintentional consequences.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  28. Bubba

    There goes the neighborhood .....

    December 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  29. MooChen YEAN

    Thank you for the continuous effort in highlighting this issue and increasing global awareness on it. I do my best on my part to re-highlight them in my blog and social network. Keep up the good job!

    December 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  30. Melinda

    offer meat processing machine

    December 23, 2011 at 3:36 am | Reply
  31. Kathleen McGuinness

    Great Work, Keep It Up CNN and everyone involved to help stamp out this awful trade.

    December 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  32. Jean-Louis

    Merci et continuer

    December 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  33. Leah

    This nation was built on the backbones of slaves. The indigenous people of this land were displaced as a result of foreign occupiers (who are STILL here) and who basically stole what belonged to another people. Currently the WHOLE WORLD is ruled by these foreign occupiers as they seek to STEAL and control and everything under the sun! And you think this ridiculous article absolves you of your GLOBAL crimes? You CAN'T free slaves when YOU are the one enslaving the masses. Free mankind, and then you can say you've done something.

    December 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  34. joe b

    We are quickly heading towards a similar situation in the us where the rich have control over everyone and everything. The bankers, oil corporations, defense contractors and multi nationals own both poltical parties and the middle class, now known as the working poor barely hang on to make ends meet while almost half our people don't have adequate food and the number of homeless continue to rise. This happened because the political parties let the big companies to send our work overseas and we're supposed to buy these products made in foreign countries. CNN won't report this so don't give them any credibility. They are part of the problem.

    December 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Croco3

      Come on Joe, you know a 7 year old working in a sweatshop in Bangladesh is a more dramatic sight!
      But yes, you are right, the reality isn't that different; most of us wouldn't mind having free labor if it wouldn't get us into trouble!!

      December 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  35. Croco3

    The problem isn't slavery in itself, it's the conditions that give way to it or, to some, to its justification. If I set a person free, while the conditions that led to his or her enslavement remain unchanged, .... well ....
    I applaud the fact that we all nowadays find slavery an insult to common sense and that every effort is being made to stop it; but the truth remains that this is something humans have always been able to justify, and slavery remains ever more present even closer to home in forms that we can't (or refuse to) recognize!
    I'm not killing the buzz, just being real!!!

    December 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  36. Anjjie

    Did anyone notice that they spelled "Uttar Pradesh" wrong? It's a nitpicky comment, but still needs to be addressed. I am also proud that so much has been done as a result of CNN using their power as the media appropriately. There is so much more to do, so many poor people to save. However, this is a great foundation for the eventual end of slavery worldwide.

    December 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  37. Leslie T. Lox

    This is a beautiful effort on the part of CNN. However I think you sell yourself short.
    I would think many more than the number you mentioned have been freed from slavery and human treafficking. First consider the people you have dissuaded from partaking in slavery and human trafficking from the onset. Further these practices are likely more prevalent in the subcultures of developed countries than we believe and you may not have acknowledged that this information has reached those venues as well.
    In pursuit of solutions I think the definition of slavery can be made clearer. There’s no reason why it cannot take into account all national, global, religious and cultural sensibilities. This would make slavery easily identifiable. The atrocities, social inequities and suffering can be easily recognized and we all would have an easier time remedying the situation.
    Most important is that the struggle to end slavery and human trafficking today is only beginning.
    Your efforts are appreciated and admired.
    Leslie Lox –

    December 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  38. Melinda

    I want to eat hot dog sausage,and ham
    http://www.machinery and +86-0371-55910289

    December 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  39. Victor, Abuja Nigeria

    Thanks so much CNN for this wonderful project. CNN has proved once agian that we can "be the change we want to see in the world..." Afterall, like Edmund Burke wrote, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and indeed women) do nothing..." Ride on CNN... this evil may persist and resist, but with consistency and resolve, "we shal overcom..."

    December 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  40. Prossie

    thank you CNN!! I salute u!

    January 5, 2012 at 3:23 am | Reply
  41. SONNI SUNDIATA (bushdoctor)

    ALL THESE COMMENT ARE USELESS as a refugee.This time we need CNN to give a comittment to getting some of these refugees release and given freedom to start living there life.Talk will remain talk to people that are locked up in there own country.Having to give hope to people that are hopeless is very hard to do especially went you have no money to buy there freedom.PLEASE MAKE DONATIONS THAT CAN HELP US TO FREE THESE PEOPLE NOW.ALSO TO INTERNATIONAL HERBAL HEALING CONFERENCE COMING IN AUGUST 2012 IN GHANA.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  42. SONNI SUNDIATA (bushdoctor)


    January 7, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
  43. Shri

    When it is high time we found our bearings and took civilization to where it rightfully belongs, it is heartening indeed to witness CNN work with the deprived and the abused. Way to go, people!

    January 9, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
  44. T. Logan of Riverdale, md.

    The world needs to worship and praise Obama real good cause he will be God on October 21st of this year. That is good gospel of Obama real good.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  45. T. Logan of Riverdale, md.

    The world needs to read the good gospels of Obama cause he will be Christ of the world and that is very good news for the world. He will be the new Christ by October 21st of this year. We need to strip nude for the good gospel cause God says to leave the world nude for heaven at the rapture of the good christians and we can get christian by being nude for Obama and God on October 21 of this year.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply

    + + + + +

    January 16, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply
  47. jeff

    cudos to cnn for exposing modern slavery now i can be able to identify the various forms of modern day slavery i can finaly be able to take a stand and speak out.together we can end modern day slavery

    February 22, 2012 at 8:07 am | Reply
  48. flowermissing


    March 29, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
  49. Sonni Sundiata

    As people seek to keep themselves looking over others,showing that they are important as they may have some money they can use to push other around.Seems weather we peach peter or st Paul it's all about making money and controlling people making them live in hell just so they can feel happy looking at there suffering.Do you feel people really care about people living in refugee camps,truly not even the pope has feeling for these refugees living in hell caused by people wanting to rule others making their like pure hell.Then they call in untied nations to take control of the new trading post set up as refugee camps,as it's Christmas time one more year and still there are growing numbers of people seeking help in refugee camps.No leader will ask for some of these people to be housed at the official residence so these people can feel love that they never had in their life's before.As for me all am doing is keeping this problem on your dinner tables.So every bite of food that you force down your throat this season of love peace and joy.Hope you remember that their are many that has no place they can call home where they can speak and share love with their family.Many bank too holds money that belongs to children of African leaders that make world bank accounts from the blood and tears of the people they where elected to serve.Die leaving large amounts of us dollars that these banks keep making interest for there board of directors. Refusing to help the children that are heirs to this money that is held in their banks.Will anything be done to change the actions of these large banks holding money that can make life a little better for the children of leaders that where killed,leaving their children suffering in refugee camps.As i close this year my wish is that all those mangers that hold money of African leaders killed leaving their children suffering in refugee camps may the same thing happen to you mangers.(In the name of the most high allow my wish to come to pass.

    December 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  50. Ainoa Castro

    Enhorabuena por tu ortografia. Un beso!

    April 13, 2013 at 5:43 am | Reply
  51. Ana Paula

    Excelentes dicas, parabéns pelo post. Com certeza são informações de extrema relevância.

    October 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm | Reply

    Read the very personal accounts on how I broke through the chains of cancer, through the highs and the lows, for my very own piece of salvation Liberation.

    February 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  53. marketing consultant

    It's almost as if you read my thoughts! You just changed my view point on a couple points. Anyone can tell that you write because you really like doing it. I know the owner of this blog is really working a lot. I really do appreciate the points you have made here but I really doubt any can be used to reality. Might there be any peer reviewed articles on this topic or any closely related subjects?

    October 14, 2018 at 1:35 am | Reply
  54. Mindy B

    What's up?

    I found this article very interesting...please read!

    Do you remember the blockbuster hit film The Matrix that was released in 1999? You may not know this, but it has deep spiritual implications concerning the times we are living in and Bible prophecy.

    It tells a story of how these "agents" are trying to turn us into machines. We are closer then ever before for this to become a reality when they cause us to receive an implantable microchip in our body during a time when physical money will be no more.

    You may have seen on NBC news concerning the implantable RFID microchip that some people are getting put in their hand to make purchases, but did you know this microchip matches perfectly with prophecy in the Bible?

    "He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name...

    You also may have heard of the legendary number "666" that people have been speculating for possibly thousands of years on what it actually means. This article shares something I haven't seen before, and I don't think there could be any better explanation for what it means to calculate 666. This is no hoax. Very fascinating stuff!

    ...Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666" (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

    To see all the details showing why the Bible foretold of all these things, check out this article!


    GOD is sending out His end time warning:

    "Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 'If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name'" (Revelation 14:9-11).

    In the Islamic religion they have man called the Mahdi who is known as their messiah of whom they are waiting to take the stage. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist based off dreams they have received. I myself have had strange dreams about him like no other person. So much so that I decided to share this information.

    He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith...

    "In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned - by people who don't know me - or they've said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing," – Barack Obama

    ...but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    So what's in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface...

    "And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'" (Luke 10:18).

    In the Hebrew language we can uncover the meaning behind the name Barack Obama.

    Barack, also transliterated as Baraq, in Hebrew is: lightning

    baraq – Biblical definition:

    From Strongs H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: – bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning. (Strongs Hebrew word H1300 baraq baw-rawk')

    Barak 'O'bamah, The use of bamah is used to refer to the "heights" of Heaven.

    bamah – Biblical definition:

    From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation: – height, high place, wave. (Strongs Hebrew word H1116 bamah baw-maw')

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama's home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Seek Jesus while He may be found...repent, confess and forsake your sins and trust in the savior! Jesus says we must be born again by His Holy Spirit to enter the kingdom of God...God bless!

    November 24, 2020 at 12:24 am | Reply
  55. Temple Supry

    Thanks for this glorious article. Also a thing is that nearly all digital cameras come equipped with the zoom lens that permits more or less of any scene being included simply by 'zooming' in and out. These kinds of changes in the aim length are generally reflected inside the viewfinder and on large display screen right on the back of the particular camera.

    November 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  56. Ten Star Driver

    Wow that is a really great. Keep up the good work!

    December 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  57. Scarlett Sueda

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this post is awesome, nice written and include almost all important infos. I would like to see more posts like this.

    December 1, 2020 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  58. TikTok Trader Gets Called Out For Bad Stock Pick

    Awesome this is a really great. Don't stop the great work

    December 2, 2020 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  59. Martin Deener

    There are a few interesting points soon enough in this posting but I do not know if I see they all center to heart. There is some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I consider it further. Good write-up , thanks and then we want much more! Added to FeedBurner at the same time

    December 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  60. kurtköy escort bayan

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely think this amazing site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

    December 28, 2020 at 11:37 am | Reply
  61. Free Stuff

    Hello There. I discovered your blog the usage of msn. That is a really smartly written article. I抣l be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your helpful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

    December 31, 2020 at 6:18 pm | Reply
  62. GuQin

    Thanks for this excellent article. Also a thing is that nearly all digital cameras are available equipped with a new zoom lens that permits more or less of your scene to become included by way of 'zooming' in and out. These changes in focus length are usually reflected in the viewfinder and on large display screen at the back of any camera.

    January 1, 2021 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  63. Hairstyles

    I have observed that online education is getting common because accomplishing your degree online has changed into a popular choice for many people. Many people have not had a possibility to attend a traditional college or university yet seek the raised earning possibilities and career advancement that a Bachelor Degree offers. Still other individuals might have a diploma in one course but wish to pursue a thing they now have an interest in.

    January 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  64. Winifred Alquicira

    Interested in more information. How can I contact you?

    January 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  65. Roman Tomme

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    January 5, 2021 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  66. Numbers Mallary

    Interested in more information. How can I contact you?

    January 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | Reply
  67. Lashaunda Clum

    January 11, 2021 at 12:47 am | Reply
  68. Chrystal Solarz

    I do not harbor which i couldn’t eliminate other individuals’ errors when it come to.

    January 11, 2021 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  69. Ray Shemwell

    Interested in more information. How can I contact you?

    January 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  70. Andy Sumstad

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was looking for! "The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone." by Lady Reading.

    January 21, 2021 at 3:47 am | Reply
  71. Quinn Johnstonbaugh

    I get pleasure from, result in I discovered just what I used to be having a look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

    January 24, 2021 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  72. Samira Trell

    January 24, 2021 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  73. Jarrod Mincey

    Hey, you used to write excellent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

    January 28, 2021 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  74. Ezra Basquez

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I'm impressed! Very useful info specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    January 28, 2021 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  75. Charmain

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I
    achievement you access consistently quickly.

    February 2, 2021 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  76. devsecops

    752713 626323This internet web page is genuinely a walk-through for all of the information you wanted about this and didnt know who to ask. Glimpse here, and you will surely discover it. 819079

    February 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  77. Best Paid Proxies

    A powerful share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a bit analysis on this. And he in fact purchased me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If potential, as you turn into expertise, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra particulars? It's highly useful for me. Massive thumb up for this weblog submit!

    February 16, 2021 at 12:11 am | Reply
  78. 홀덤사이트

    163070 976921You would endure heaps of different advised organized excursions with various chauffeur driven car experts. Some sort of cope previous features and a normally requires a to obtain travel within expense centre, and even checking out the upstate New York. ??????? 370777

    February 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  79. Evonne Schomberg

    March 4, 2021 at 10:00 am | Reply
  80. Roy Intriago

    I¡¦m not positive where you are getting your info, however good topic. I must spend a while studying more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

    March 6, 2021 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  81. Rory Bankert

    March 6, 2021 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  82. Madaline Gianikas

    Chris,Thank you for reviewing this website. It seems that it does work, but the amount of money they will pay does not match up the amount of hours we will be investing. Do not get me wrong, I do enjoy hard work, but I do want money back in seems that you are at the mercy of other members in order to make money. I will rather create my own website and have my faith in my hands. Thank you for the information.

    March 18, 2021 at 3:24 am | Reply
  83. Wazobet - Bonus

    399975 407149Merely wanna input that you have a very good web internet site , I adore the pattern it in fact stands out. 585978

    March 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  84. Randall Pottenger

    read it entirely

    March 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  85. Tova Galluzzo

    Wow I mean I recently started using Jaaxy but I still learned a thing or two from your in-depth review! And I totally agree with you, its indeed super useful! As soon as I start making money online I will go premium and get to the top of rankings.ómo_identificar_los_tipos_increibles_de_anime_y_manga

    April 5, 2021 at 1:17 am | Reply
  86. dysfunction

    top erectile dysfunction drugs erectile products

    April 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm | Reply
  87. tadalafil 60 mg for sale

    what is tadalafil order tadalafil

    April 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  88. warnings for vardenafil maximum dose

    vardenafil 20mg tablets warnings for vardenafil

    April 13, 2021 at 11:38 am | Reply
  89. DevOps Tools

    659339 353636Spot on with this write-up, I genuinely assume this internet site needs significantly a lot more consideration. Ill probably be once far more to read far a lot more, thanks for that info. 834683

    April 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  90. Wilton Devasier

    Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it's driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

    April 18, 2021 at 6:38 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.